Daily Archives: 4 January 2019

Giotto’s Comet

Seasonally appropriate, perhaps you know Giotto’s Adoration of the Magi. The star of wonder looks like a comet to me. Europe’s 1980’s probe to Halley’s comet was named for him, because of this painting. Giotto was thought to have been … Continue reading

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Good Times, Not

NCR’s MSW pontificates on the US bishops and the hopes and fears for 2019. He cited a correspondent and a bishop from history. Lay person first: When the hierarchy turned their backs on the poor, the suffering, the marginalized, the … Continue reading

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In my new archdiocese I’ve encountered an interesting liturgical practice: the anticipation of significant feasts, sometimes more than a week in advance. This year, with the Immaculate Comception observance falling on a Saturday, the cathedral observed Our Lady of Guadalupe … Continue reading

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